[MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T, 3rd gen-UPDATE
dkchal at datasync.com
Tue Apr 13 11:13:20 EDT 2010
I suppose its time to see the timing belts and stuff. <sigh>
----- Original Message -----
To: Kurt Krueger ; mr2 at mr2.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T, 3rd gen-UPDATE
removed the alternator belt, alternator spins freely. Cannot turn the crank
by hand clockwise, can turn counterclockwise about 1/2 a turn(180 degrees)
maybe..not quite that much. it also emits a squeak when I do that. Can
then turn back to the original position. I cannot turn it very far in
either direction, honestly. 180 degrees is probably optimistic.
like I said, car ran PERFECTLY FINE, has oil (1500 miles, mobil 1 every
3000-3500 miles), coolant, etc. until the morning it fired and died.
Car is out of gear, plugs are out,
So what should I do next?
From: "Kurt Krueger" <telek2 at verizon.net>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 11:34 AM
To: <mr2 at mr2.com>
Subject: Re: [MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T, 3rd gen
> I missed the part that you couldn't turn it by hand with the spark plugs
> So forget the part about timing.
> Something is definitely amiss. In that state you should be able to almost
> it over with your bare hands (and probably could if you could get a good
> on the crank pulley).
> Can you turn it in either direction? Don't apply too much force, if you
> hitting a valve you can bend it. Any noise when it stopped? Like maybe
> the piston hitting something? Valves are the likely culprit if you're
> hitting something, but with the valve timing verified it's not likely.
> I've never experience a frozen oil pump (or water pump for that matter)
> so I don't know what to expect. On water pumps they're always given
> me plenty of warning that they were on the way out.
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